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Gale & Peter Goff

Member since: 2009
Speaks english

This is the One 'Top of the Hill' as featured in This Old House May 2016 issue

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Off Broadway holiday apartment

This two bedroom apartment is just blocks from Easton's Beach and Bellevue Avenue shopping, restaurants and museums. Set in the quiet 'Top of the Hill' neighborhood of stately Victorians, this rental offers 1000 square feet of light and airy living space with off street parking, separate entry and side yard. This property was completely renovated in 2008 and air conditioning was installed in 2014. Park your car and stroll into town, where you can take advantage of the trolley car system to get you to any of the local attractions.

Things to do: Newport has a wealth of outdoor activities, but rainy days can be fun too. There is excellent sailing in the harbor; you can rent small sailboats at Sail Newport or enjoy a sunset cruise on some of the larger yachts. Kayaks are available for rent down on Thames street to take out in the harbor or to some of the inlets off Ocean Drive. Beaches abound along Ocean Drive; Easton's beach (1st) is just 5 blocks from the house and Middletown's beautiful 2nd beach is a short bike or car ride. Hiking and bird watching is available at Norman's Bird Sanctuary and the famed Cliff Walk begins about 5 blocks from the house. Lots of people like to bike the Ocean Dive (8 miles long) or up Indian Avenue along the Sakonnet River. On rainy days, one can visit the mansions along Bellevue Avenue, the Newport Art Museum, Touro Synagogue, Redwood Library, Museum of Yachting or just go shopping on Bellevue or down by the wharfs. If you are a history buff, the Historical Society has walking tours or the owners can lend you an AIA copy of self guided tours. The owners will be glad to recommend the best restaurants depending on your budget. There is a local theater and a cabaret, many art galleries and a movie theater in Washington Square (about a half mile away). Almost every weekend there is a festival or food fair either in Touro Park or down by the yachting center. It is hard to get bored in Newport!

  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gale & Peter Goff (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks english


based on 20 traveller reviews

This is the One 'Top of the Hill' as featured in This Old House May 2016 issue
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This 19th century Queen Anne house has been lovingly renovated and wonderfully furnished. The owners were gracious and helpful, and the location of the home was excellent as all the amenities of Newport were just a short walk away. Our stay was truly perfect.

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our Parents Weekend trip last week

  • 4 of 5

So glad we went the VRBO route as opposed to a hotel. We were able to spend good quality time with our son, who was on liberty for NAPS for a few nights. The location couldn't have been better as it was close to the Navy base and everything we wanted to do in town. The apartment was comfortable and clean. Had cable TV so my son was thankful to be able to watch some shows he'd missed since July!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice facility

  • 4 of 5

The property was nice and roomy, and well-appointed. It is within an easy walk to the downtown area. The only thing not perfect was there are a lot of stairs to climb. I would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful and recently renovated and restored 19th century property. The rooms are very nicely decorated and appointed, and the private outside space is nicer and larger than it looks in the photos.

Gale and Peter were very friendly without being intrusive.

The location is ideal. There are several very good places to eat, drink and shop just around the corner and these restaurants feature on the top 10-20 places to eat in newport. 10-15 minutes takes you to the centre of the main drag and harbour.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Rental!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful time in Newport staying in this spacious apartment with our baby. The setup is perfect for a small family and the apartment was clean and nicely furnished. They had a few baby items available and allowed us to use their laundry, all of which made things a lot easier for us. We ended up cooking and eating at the apartment a lot and it was great to have the grill and nice outdoor area. The location was perfect in our opinion - quiet and safe but easy to walk to the downtown area. When we did have to drive, we never got stuck in traffic on a busy street. It was so convenient to have a place to park right in their driveway and an area to leave our stroller during the day. The guest information book that Gale and Peter put together was very helpful in providing suggestions for activities and places to shop and eat. We would love to stay here again and would definitely recommend this to anyone who doesn't mind a walk up a couple flights of stairs!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic week!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay. The Goffs are kind and helpful and the upstairs apartment absolutely lovely. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
TF Green
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
numerous Broadway bars
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Wickford and Kingston, RI
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
24 and 195
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
numerous Broadway restaurants
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Easton's Beach (1st Beach)
Car: not necessary

Newport is well known for international sailing, beautiful beaches, music festivals, great shopping and restaurants, tennis hall of fame, amazing architecture from colonial to shingle style to the mansions of the super-rich and the spectacular ocean drive along the coast.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Off Broadway, Rhode Island

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
6 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall to Early Spring
1 Nov 2016 - 8 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
9 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
26 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
17 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee A$131
Refundable Damage Deposit A$329
Tax Rate 8.0%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Off Broadway, Rhode Island

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • City Centre
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • mini-fridge
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • marble counter & tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
  • folding porta-crib is available
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • DVD Player
  • games - kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
  • 2 bicycles
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The apartment has central air conditioning, but the windows catch the summer breezes off the water and it rarely gets warm. The bedrooms are carpeted with sea grass rugs, so if you are highly allergic, this may not be the right fit.